Astrology and Horoscopes

December 2016 Monthly Horoscope

NEW!!! December 2017 Horoscope

Mercury Watch

Mercury begins December moving at a good clip, but soon slows down in preparation for a retrograde journey beginning on December 19. How can you prepare for the possible snarl-ups and miscommunications to come? Mercury will be retrograde in Capricorn which brings career miscommunications and mistakes. You can batten down the hatches by reading about it here: This Year’s Mercury Retrogrades.


Sagittarius begins the month of December with a bright, fiery mood generated by this Mutable Fire sign. Cheerful Sagittarius is the sign most associated with hope and faith. In the season of Sagittarius we consume the last of the perishables we have harvested before hunkering down for a serious winter mood in Capricorn. In Sagittarius we feast and grow fat, so that we have enough to carry us through the dark of the year. We are generous to our neighbors, because they will huddle with us round the fire and help us keep the spark alive. This year Sagittarius runs until December 21.

The first day of Capricorn is also the winter solstice, the day when the “sun stands” still (that’s what “solstice” means) in its yearly journey north and south of the equator. On the winter solstice the sun reaches the southernmost point in its path, warming the southern hemisphere and creating summer there, while its absence cools the northern hemisphere and creates winter there. Capricorn nights are long in the north and the winter solstice is the longest, darkest one. Thus does Capricorn remind us to take a serious look at life and prepare to achieve under the difficult conditions of winter.


Each lunation (new or full moon) has a feeling-state that human beings will be prone to under it, a general mood.

Full Moon in 22º Gemini: Tuesday, December 13, 2016

December’s Full Moon fills in 5 points of a six-pointed star—a tremendously harmonious and even lucky configuration, with just enough stress to be interesting. The Gemini Moon trines Jupiter and Mars in Air signs while Saturn conjuncts the Sun in Sagittarius and Uranus trines it. Strong coalitions involving angry logic will face off against volatile rebels for an epic “clash of the titans.” This is likely to cause said coalitions to become further entrenched in their views. I wonder what new stories will appear?

New Moon in 7º Capricorn: Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Mars is moving swiftly this month and manages to align with the Moon again at her new phase, this time by harmonious sextile aspect. Fortunately, in Pisces Mars is likely to be more gentle but watch for more battles involving faith versus logic, as Mars is conjunct the Piscean South Node while the Moon trines the more rational Virgo North Node. Perhaps such battles can be resolved with a minimum of bloodshed or verbal violence?

December’s Full Moon is sometimes called the Long Nights Moon.

Monthly Horoscope Overview for December, 2016

12/1/2016, Mars trines Jupiter: Enjoy an extra dose of gusto and enthusiasm today! You’ll have the confidence to take that leap of faith.

12/2/2016, Mercury, planet of communication, enters the practical sign of Capricorn. Thoughts flow better with structure.

12/3/2016, Mars sextiles Saturn: Your energy is revitalized by having a clear focus. More is accomplished when you organize your tasks.

12/6/2016, Mars sextiles Uranus: You may be making quick and unexpected decisions today. Your impulses are aligned for fast action.

12/7/2016, Venus enters Aquarius: The planet of romance enters the quirky sign of Aquarius. Woo your boo with an unusual and unique surprise!

12/9/2016, Sun sextiles Jupiter: Great Sagittarian energy out there today! Enjoy it—expand your horizons in whichever way you want them to go.

12/10/2016, Mercury sextiles Neptune: Dream as big as you want. Once you have the vision, the practical steps can come clear later.

12/10/2016, Sun conjuncts Saturn: Feeling blocked or self-conscious? Don’t judge yourself. Funner times are coming, but not today.

12/11/2016, Sun trines Uranus: Feeling the need to break free from whatever confines you? Today you’ll find a constructive way.

12/11/2016, Sun squares Chiron: Has your ego taken a hit? Go ahead and lick your wounds, you can’t feel on top of it all every day.

12/13/2016, Full Moon in Gemini: This Full Moon should be a culminating point for any lingering conversations you may have with your partner.

12/16/2016, It’s one of those sometimes eerie days when the Moon makes no exact aspects. The feel is one of being emotionally adrift.

12/19/2016, Mars, planet of energy and drive, enters the dreamy sign of Pisces. How do you fuel your visions?

12/19/2016, Mercury turns retrograde: Don’t forget to save a copy of everything your are working on—lest technical difficulties erase your work.

12/21/2016, Sun enters Capricorn/Winter Solstice: The cold of winter is here—work consciously towards self sufficiency.

12/24/2016, Saturn trines Uranus: How can you integrate the old, established traditions with the progressive avant garde? Today may hold the answer.

12/25/2016, Venus trines Jupiter: Happy Holidays! These two planets will create a festive atmosphere with lots of gifts.

12/25/2016, Venus sextiles Uranus: Expect to open some zany presents this year. Wow, that gift from your mom was quite a surprise!

12/25/2016, Venus sextiles Saturn: It’s great to be surrounded by old friends and family at winter holiday time. The familiarity feels cozy and warm.

12/26/2016, Jupiter opposes Uranus: How have your beliefs been challenged lately? Has something unexpected shaken your foundation?

12/26/2016, Mercury sextiles Neptune: Flights of fancy can liberate your imagination. Creative juices are flowing—so pick up that pen or paintbrush!

12/27/2016, Sun sextiles Mars: The inner warrior in you is rearing and ready to go. You’ve got the confidence and drive to overcome your opponent.

12/28/2016, Sun conjuncts Mercury: Epiphany Day is here! What great discovery have you made since Mercury’s last retrograde?

12/28/2016, Mercury sextiles Mars: Your decision-making is super efficient and quick today. No time to deliberate on a subject—just do it!

12/28/2016, Saturn squares Chiron: When deep wounds emerge, how to take responsibility for healing, not compounding the wound?

12/28/2016, New Moon in Capricorn: Jump start the coming year with new work projects and clarified ambition.

12/29/2016, Uranus turns stationary direct: Ready to implement changes lingering from last year before the new year begins? Today’s the day.

12/30/2016, Sun sextiles Neptune: What vision do you have for 2017? Make your resolutions today with water; toast them tomorrow with champagne.

12/31/2016, Mars conjuncts Neptune: It’s going to be a boozy New Year’s party! The drive of Mars is fueling the intoxicating influence of Neptune.

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